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Lea Hansen
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How I get my English kids ACTIVE...
This past week we've enjoyed unseasonably warm weather (mid 60 degree temps). That doesn't happen very often in Wisconsin in February! I wanted to take advantage of the warm temps and get my kids outside. Yesterday I created a quasi-obstacle course on the h...

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Women's History Month Task Cards
Women's History Month is fast approaching. This year, in addition to the Women's History Month bulletin board project I usually do with my kids, I thought I would make some task cards to use in conjunction with the bulletin board. Once I got started, I deci...

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Pentagon Papers Film Guide (Interactive Worksheet)
One of my favorite topics to teach in my high school history courses is the the Pentagon Papers story. I love teaching that time period. I love any story involving freedom of press. I also love stories about unsung heroes. This year I tried a new lesson wit...

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Role-Playing in Social Studies (Introducing "The Most Dangerous Man in America")
Yesterday I planned a role-playing activity for my Social Studies 400 students. We've been studying the First Amendment- Freedom of Press the past week and a half. I'm planning to show "The Most Dangerous Man in America" and although I've lectured on the to...

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Black History Month (Martin Luther King Quote Analysis Task Cards)
I created some task cards to use with my Civil Rights History students on Martin Luther King Day. Unfortunately we had a snow day that day and another one two days later! Since it was the end of the semester (and mid-terms) I was unable to use the cards wit...

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March: Book One Lesson and Actitity
As an Alt-Ed teacher I am constantly looking for new ways to entice my "reluctant readers" to read. One genre many of my students enjoy are graphic novels. I was first introduced to graphic novels as a college student. A history professor introduced me to A...

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Martin Luther King Quote Analysis Activity (Task Cards)
My Civil Rights History class is winding down (less than two weeks left) and there is still so much to cover! Like most history teachers, there is NEVER enough time to cover everything that needs to get covered. We just finished watching Selma so I planned ...

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21st Century Skills- Lessons in News Literacy
Media literacy, and in particular news literacy has never been more important than now. Unfortunately, it's rarely included in the curriculum. Not because it isn't important, but because there isn't the time, or the staff to teach it.  In the past, I  made ...

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Civil Rights History "Gallery Walk" Activity
This week my Civil Rights History students were wrapping a unit, therefore I felt it would be a good idea to plan a review activity. We often play Quizlet Live or Kahoot when we're reviewing material, however I thought it would be nice to try something diff...
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